FBF News

June 7, 2017

The 2017 FBF grantees were announced at the joint meeting of the Executive Committee, held this year in Paris. There were many proposals of exceptionally high quality--for which we thank the applicants--and we congratulate this year's recipients.

April 21, 2017

Researchers from UC Berkeley and Inria-Paris deploy sensors and advanced software to monitor mooring occupancy and electricity and water consumption at a pilot location, Cap d'Agde, on the Mediterranean coast of Southwest France.

March 22, 2017

The article resulting from this study, "'The French Marginalia' of Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1895-96)" has been published in the Spring 2017 issue of Mark Twain Journal.

September 6, 2016

2016 FBF Grantee Tsu-Jae King Liu was recently appointed Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning, beginning October 1, 2016.

Tsu-Jae joined the Berkeley faculty in 1996, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), becoming full professor in 2003. She has earned distinctions for her teaching, mentorship, and research, and presently holds the TSMC Distinguished Professorship in Microelectronics. Her 2016 FBF project with Professor Louis Hutin in Grenoble, France, is entitled "3-D Hybrid CMOS/NEMS Technology for Energy-Efficient Electronics".

May 16, 2016

The IHEE, Institut de l'entreprise, visited Berkeley and the the Bay Area in late April, 2016. The group of over 30 French business executives came to learn about the FBF by our director, Larry Hyman, followed by a campus tour led by French students on the Berkeley campus, before participating in a workshop at the Berkeley I-Lab. The visit created ties between the FBF, and the IHEE program.

April 13, 2016

The France-Berkeley Fund is sponsored by UC Berkeley, The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and private donors who support bi-national collaborations between the United States and France. Your gift will be help us grant seed money to innovative projects that bring together professors, researchers and young scholars from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and universities throughout France. We thank you for your support!

December 4, 2015

Earlier this week, the France-Berkeley Fund co-sponsored a Panel discussion on the attacks in Paris (and elsewhere). The extraordinary panel featured one of this year's FBF grantees, Prof. Christopher Kutz, and the moderator was former FBF Executive Director and grantee, Prof Tyler Stovall.

December 1, 2015

Each year, the FBF publishes an annual report. The report features statistics and news from the year, recognition of our newest grantees, and interim and final reports submitted by our recent grantees. Check out this year's report!

November 20, 2015

Michelle Bertho was extremely dedicated to both the France-Berkeley Fund and the Institute of European Studies. She will forever be remembered for her kindness and passion.

November 2, 2015

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.

September 30, 2015

Peidong Yang, a UC Berkeley chemist who is trying to capture carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a sustainable transportation fuel, has been named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow.

September 17, 2015

Professor Elizabeth Moxon from LBNL and Professor Claus Hebfast from Synchroton SOLEIL began their FBF granted project in 2013 with the goal to develop an engaging and effective educational program for high-school students that would introduce them to the opportunities and challenges of scientific research with the intention of attracting and developing the next generation of young scientists.

June 15, 2015

On June 1, 2015, the FBF Executive Committee met at the Collège de France in Paris to determine the 2015 FBF grantees. The twenty highest ranked projects were selected for FBF funding this year. Congratulations to our grantees!

April 22, 2015

On Monday, April 20, 2014 FBF grantee John Searle was a guest on KQED radio to discuss his new book, "Seeing Things As They Are". Searle met with host Michael Krasny to talk about why Western philosophy is all wrong about how we experience reality.

March 19, 2015

Lev Michael is one of the five UC Berkeley faculty members who are being awarded the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award

February 26, 2015

Enjoy these photo highlights from the France Berkeley Fund's 20th Anniversary Celebration

February 25, 2015

Carla Shapreau, 2011 FBF grantee, gave an insightful presentation in 201 Moses Hall from 12-1:30 on Campanile's bells!

January 30, 2015

The Deadline was January 30, 2015; Thank you to all of our applicants!